Finalizing Setup

If you need help, ask the NDS(i)Brew Scene or the Nintendo Homebrew Discord servers.

We will now install DSiMenu++ to the System Menu by copying it to your SD card.

DSiMenu++ is a homebrew application that can launch homebrew and retail ROMs, and has several emulators built in.

Downloads

Instructions

  1. Insert your SD card into your PC
  2. Copy the contents of CFW - SDNAND root from the DSiMenu++ .7z file to the root of your SD card
  3. Copy the _nds and roms folders from the DSiMenu++ .7z file to the root of your SD card
  4. Unplug your SD card, and insert it in your DSi
  5. Power on your system
    • DSiMenu++ should now be a DSiWare on your system

DSiMenu++ should now be on your System Menu, as any other DSiWare would be.

Usage

  1. Copy ROMs to their respective folders
    • Place Gameboy roms in /roms/gb
    • Place NDS roms in /roms/nds
    • Place NES roms in /roms/nes
    • For GBA, make a folder in roms named gba and place roms there
    • GBA requires a copy of the GBA BIOS named bios.bin on the root of your SD card, and currently has no saving support
  2. Launch DSiMenu++ from the Home Menu
  3. You will now see a list of your NDS ROMs
    • Press (Y) to launch homebrew applications without nds-bootstrap
    • Press (A) to launch commercial/homebrew ROMs using nds-bootstrap (Homebrew with DSi-extended header will not be ran by bootstrap)
    • Press (UP) or (DOWN) to toggle between NDS ROMs and DSiWare
    • Press (START), then navigate to “Start GBARunner2” to run GBA ROMs
    • Press (X) in the DSi/3DS theme’s START menu, to return to the DSi Menu
  4. (optional) DSiMenu++ can completely replace your System Menu. This can help work around several bugs with SD card sizes and the DSiWare block limit.